Sources at PC manufacturers close to AMD's plans tell the INQUIRER that Opteron processors using the 90 nanometer die shrink are likely to be in their hands as early as December.

The 90 nanometer chips are designed for 45 watts maximum rather than the 80-90 watts they currently eat up.

If the reports turn out to be correct, and our sources for this have proved themselves highly reliable in the past, it's set to cause Intel the mother of all migraines.

Read more: The Inquirer.